Working with Kaiser Permanente's research centers and our Institute of Health Policy, we identify and analyze issues of concern in health disparities, Medicaid reform, and health information technology. Partnerships with organizations such as the Safety Net Institute and the California Primary Care Association address areas of particular interest to the safety net, including the lack of specialty care access for low income and uninsured populations. Our work supports innovative approaches in the safety net, such as the "teamlet" model of chronic care management. In addition, we provide both financial and technical support to the Institute of Medicine's roundtables on the future of the safety net, health disparities, and health literacy.
In East Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente partners with UMMA, the University Muslim Medical Association to provide financial support and direct patient care to provide a medical home for an impoverished and medically underserved community.